Wine Bar Proposal Passed Over Loud Opposition

June 9, 2010 by · 21 Comments 

A community board committee approved plans for a new wine bar on the corner of 62nd Street and Central Park West despite hours worth of loud objections from the people who live in the landmark building where it’s supposed to go. Read More / Comment »

Odds Appear Stacked Against Wine Bar at 25 CPW

June 8, 2010 by · 17 Comments 

A Community Board 7 committee will decide on Wednesday night whether to approve a liquor license application for a wine bar and cafe at 25 Central Park West. The fight over the bar has already taken on an epic quality. Read More / Comment »

Are The Helicopters Driving You Batty? You’re Not Alone.

April 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

helicopterThe helicopters buzzing overhead are pissing a lot of people off. Local politicians are protesting the seeming uptick in the number of helicopters flying over the city, urging the city to reduce or eliminate tourist helicopter flights. Read More / Comment »

Stringer: Time to Dump the NYC Buildings Department

January 21, 2010 by · Comments Off on Stringer: Time to Dump the NYC Buildings Department 

stringerThe New York City Buildings Department has a backlog of 177,000 open violations, a third of which are considered “hazardous.” The average¬†amount of time these Read More / Comment »

Expanding on Success: UWS Crime Program Heads North

December 2, 2009 by · Comments Off on Expanding on Success: UWS Crime Program Heads North 

safehavenA crime prevention program that began on the Upper West Side is being exported to West and Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights and Manhattanville.

The Safe Haven program, which has existed on Read More / Comment »